Flashcards › What is a Computer - Part 1

an electronic device that receives data, processes data, stores data, and produces a result Computer combination of hardware, software, and data working together Computer system information that is entered into the computer to be processed Data the technology that enables computers to communicate between each other Data communications the capability to send a message from one person's computer to another person's computer where it is stored until read by the receiving person E-mail the tangible, physical equipment that can be seen and touched Hardware was originally developed for the government to enable researchers around the world to be able to share information Internet is the type of computer that is used at home or at the office by one person Microcomputer connects one computer to other computers and peripheral devices Networks is the intangible set of instructions that tells the computer what to do Software